Never ending bug list

I currently have 280 bugs assigned to me with priority 1,2,3
I don’t think I’ll ever finish the list.  A lot of them are just little annoying bugs.. But if they’ve been in the queue for 1-2 years, probably no one cares any more.

One day I’ll clean up this list, get rid of the ones that I’ll never fix.  Or, just close them all.. and the person who filed it will re-open the ones he cares about.

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06/24/2005 04:44 pm
Slacker.
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06/24/2005 02:18 am
“just little annoying bugs”?

I suggest, you take a look at
http://ricksegal.typepad.com/pmv/2005/06/msft_win_a_free.html
http://crueltobekind.org/archive/2005-06-21/programm_for_outlook_and_get_a
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06/23/2005 09:52 pm
well…start by closing anything with my name on it. :-)
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06/23/2005 06:23 pm
True dat.. Make ’em P5’s!
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06/23/2005 03:05 pm
If a bug is not fixed in 365 days, that bug really shouldn’t need to exist.. close!
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06/23/2005 02:44 pm
everytime i come close to finishing off my p2s something else happens to make it grow. =(
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06/23/2005 02:24 pm
if no action can be taken on bugs reported due to lack of resources, then perhaps users shouldn’t even be given the opportunity to file them?
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06/23/2005 02:15 pm
that was jeff birkeland’s (via guy kawasaki) take on the thousands of emails he’d received while on vacation: delete them all and let people re-send the emails they felt were important. ha.
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06/23/2005 02:00 pm
that’s funny. i heard someone actually downgrades them to a P4 or P5 after a certain amount of time has elapsed since the filing of the bug. HEy! maybe you can do the same… :)
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06/23/2005 01:52 pm
I have a bunch as well and I feel bad about closing them.
I like your idea of pushing the responsiblity back to the filer. Someone did this to me once and I sent back some pissy response about how “I wish I could just punt on my responsiblities by closing bugs”. The bug got reopened and resolved, so maybe this approach works.

Tony Tam

Senior Principal Architect @ Splunk Founder of ImpactfulEngineer.org & SFBadminton.org